15 Best New Air Fryer Recipes of 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, we're looking back on some of the Allrecipes community's favorite new recipes of the year. One appliance our readers definitely couldn't get enough of? The air fryer. From healthier appetizers and sides (these Air Fryer French Fries are wonderfully crispy, and this Everything Seasoning Air Fryer Asparagus is as flavorful as it gets) to delicious and easy main dishes (everyone at your table will love these Air Fryer Apricot-Glazed Chicken Breasts and these Air Fryer Chimichangas), these are our most popular new air fryer recipes of the last 12 months.
Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos
"These taquitos are air fried, which makes them healthier than deep fried ones," says recipe creator Yoly. "Using shredded rotisserie chicken provides a quick prep but you can always use home-cooked chicken. Serve with sides of sour cream, Mexican tomato sauce, and guacamole, or your choice of sides."
Air Fryer French Fries
"Since I missed the whole Instant Pot train, I had to make at least one air fryer recipe while they're still hot," says Chef John. "And it doesn't get more classic than French fries; the generally accepted technique is pretty, dare I say, airtight, at this point, but I do have one extra trick in store! Finally, dip them in honey mustard, spicy ketchup, garlic aioli, or all 3 mixed together, like I did."
Everything Seasoning Air Fryer Asparagus
Air Fryer Apricot-Glazed Chicken Breasts
Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs
Did you know you can make fantastic hard-boiled eggs in your air fryer? It's as easy as can be: Just place your eggs in the machine and cook for about 15 minutes. They'll be easy to peel and, best of all, you won't have to wash a pot.
Air Fryer Chicken Katsu with Homemade Katsu Sauce
Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu
Make a restaurant-worthy meal in the comfort of your own kitchen with the help of your air fryer. Panko-coated chicken breasts are stuffed with deli ham and Swiss cheese. It goes well with steamed vegetables, according to recipe creator By Soup Loving Nicole.
Air Fryer Calamari
This healthier take on fried calamari is as easy to make as it is to eat. Since this recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, it makes a wonderfully quick last-minute appetizer. Eat them alone or serve with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges.
Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
Air Fryer Potstickers
Air Fryer Roasted Pineapple
"Roasted pineapple is a delicious addition to so many dishes," according to recipe creator Yoly. "Add the roasted pineapple to your tacos al pastor, chicken dishes, pork dishes, even Asian dishes. Roasted pineapple added to smoothies adds another layer of flavor. Top your ice cream or yogurt or eat it right out of the air fryer. The choices are endless."
Air Fryer General Tso's Chicken
Instead of takeout or delivery for dinner tonight, opt for this air-fried twist on the Chinese restaurant menu staple. It comes together in just about half an hour, so you'll want to include this one in your weeknight rotation.
Air Fryer Fried Rice
Fried rice has never been easier. This quick recipe (which is ready in about 20 minutes) serves two, so you won't be left with more leftovers than you can handle. Of course, you can always double or triple the recipe if you're feeding more people.
Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Sriracha Mayo
"This delicious appetizer is prepared quickly and easily in the air fryer and served with a spicy Sriracha mayo dipping sauce," according to recipe creator fabeveryday. "I use the smaller bay scallops for this. If you are using jumbo scallops it will require a longer cooking time and longer strips of bacon."